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Battery Acid Neutralizer

February 10, 2012 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

This ready-to-use liquid product can prolong the life of costly lift truck batteries.


Feds Investigate Fires In Camrys, RAV-4s

February 10, 2012 10:20 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Federal safety regulators are investigating reports of fires in the driver's side doors of 2007 Toyota Camry sedans and RAV-4 crossover SUVs.


Quinn: CAT Decision About Port Access

February 10, 2012 10:18 am | by David Mercer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he believes Caterpillar Inc.'s decision to bypass Illinois as it looks to build a new plant and relocate some of its Japanese operations was based almost entirely on Illinois' lack of ocean access and had little to do with the state's business climate.


GM Gets OK For New China Plant

February 10, 2012 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. has won approval from environmental authorities in central China for a new $1.1 billion assembly plant, though the company says it has not yet decided on the plan.


Key Leaders In Ford's Renaissance Will Retire

February 10, 2012 10:15 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Kuzak, 60, and Booth, 63, each served more than three decades with the Dearborn, Mich., company. Their most important years were the last five when Ford turned itself around after borrowing $23.5 billion in 2006 to stay in business.

China's Jan Auto Sales Fell 24 Percent

February 10, 2012 10:12 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The year of the dragon rolled in with a whimper instead of a roar as Chinese industry data showed Thursday that passenger car sales in the world's biggest auto market fell 24 percent from a year earlier.


Unemployment Applications Near 4-Year Low

February 10, 2012 10:11 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The number of people seeking unemployment aid neared a four-year low last week, a positive sign that strong hiring could continue in the coming months.


Who Won The #BrandBowl?

February 10, 2012 9:43 am | by Jaclyn Gardner | Articles | Comments

Educating folks on the value of U.S. manufacturing is essential. It needs to happen daily, through many avenues and different messages.


Supply Chain Planning Is Dead — Or Is It?

February 10, 2012 9:34 am | Articles | Comments

Progress Software Corporation predicts that, faced with increasing pressures in 2012, supply chains will look to technology to quickly respond to changing circumstances.


Feds Charge Chinese Firm With Trade Secret Theft

February 9, 2012 5:21 pm | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors unsealed an indictment that accuses a company of conspiring with a CA couple to steal DuPont trade secrets.


Garland Recognized As Innovative Manufacturer

February 9, 2012 12:32 pm | News | Comments

The Garland Company, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of high-performance solutions for the building envelope, recently announced it has received three honors for innovation.


U.S. Manufacturing Jobs: Gone For Good?

February 9, 2012 11:55 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Politicians have called on companies to create manufacturing jobs, but beyond the political rhetoric, there isn't much of a well-defined plan to create them.


The Development Process of Yamaha Top Cases

February 8, 2012 4:07 pm | by YamahaMotorEurope | Videos | Comments

Yamaha's European engineering and design team have created two new premium quality Genuine top cases.


Jet Engine Bike Passes Test-Fire Trial Ahead Of Record Bid

February 8, 2012 4:05 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

British inventor Richard Brown has built a unique jet engine-powered motorbike, which he plans to drive at more than 440 mph to break the world land speed record.


Can't Get A Job? Become Your Own Boss

February 8, 2012 4:02 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

The UK government is encouraging young entrepreneurs to start their own business and create jobs for the next generation.


New Technology Puts A Doctor In Your Pocket

February 8, 2012 4:00 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Backed by government funding, South Korean scientists have developed new cell-phone technology designed to diagnose disease.


Chinese-Born American Acquitted Of Espionage

February 8, 2012 2:50 pm | by Michael Tarm, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge convicted a Chinese-born American Wednesday of stealing trade secrets but acquitted her of more serious charges of corporate espionage at a trial in Chicago that highlighted fears about China pilfering U.S. company secrets.


Quinn Hopes To Address CAT Concerns

February 8, 2012 2:47 pm | by David Mercer, Associated Press | News | Comments

An email to local leaders, signed only by the Peoria-based company's North American Facility Site Selection Team, says Caterpillar's longstanding complaints about Illinois' state budget deficit were a factor.


Report: Silicon Valley Sees Job, Wealth Grow

February 8, 2012 2:43 pm | by Marcus Wohlsen | News | Comments

Silicon Valley is creating jobs and wealth for highly skilled workers but may be leaving some residents behind as employment closes in on pre-Great Recession levels, according to a report released Tuesday.


Qantas Grounds A380 After Finding Wing Cracks

February 8, 2012 2:41 pm | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cracks were not related to the turbulence and were linked to an Airbus manufacturing issue, the airline said in a statement.



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